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Highly trafficked highways, roads, intersections, dedicated bike lanes and paths require durable lines to guide the flow of traffic, which cannot be achieved with traditional waterbased paint. Due to the high cost of maintenance, state and local agencies have looked for other options. Methyl methacrylate (MMA) and thermoplastics have both become popular for painting lines and markings on paved surfaces.
MMA Two-component traffic paint is a highly versatile, durable option for line striping high-traffic areas such as roadways, parking lots, crosswalks, bike paths and bus lanes. Two-component paint is formed by mixing a pigmented base resin with a polymer curing agent. When mixed and applied immediately, these two elements polymerize to form a strong, long-lasting compound.
Traffic markings—the yellow and white lines on roadways, parking lots, and other similar areas—are critical to keeping motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians safe. Today, these markings are typically made from paint, which, after undergoing numerous modernizations and improvements, offers high visibility and durability. Both of these qualities are essential to an effective roadway safety improvement material.
Traffic marking paint is available in many variations. Below, we provide an overview of waterborne traffic marking paint, including what it is and key considerations when using it.
At Aexcel, we manufacture traffic marking paint for use on roadways and in parking lots from Alaska to Florida and every area in-between. Our paint products are engineered for superior performance in demanding applications, ensuring the formation of visible and durable traffic markings. Our two traffic marking paint offerings are waterborne and solvent-based products. Both serve as effective roadway safety improvement materials when applied and dried properly. Below, we discuss some of the key surface and temperature considerations to keep in mind when using our solvent-based paints.
We were in a staff meeting, talking about rushing a full truckload, 22 pallet shipment later that day. Our customer requested a last-minute change to this order and needed immediate replenishment of another paint. They wanted us to switch out the products on their truck. Okay, let’s see what we can do about this!
Road marking—also known as line marking—refers to the application of paints and other high-visibility materials on roads, highways, runways, and other vehicle and pedestrian pathways to communicate important information. While the standardized system of colors, lines, and symbols employed can vary depending on the current federal and state guidelines, the underlying goal is always the same - ensuring the safety of the users (e.g., drivers, bikers, and walkers).
There are many types of road marking paints available, each of which offers unique characteristics that make it suitable for different purposes. Below we discuss the various paint classifications and how to choose the right one for a road marking project.
When durability and color retention in a low VOC product are needed the most, Aexcel’s Low VOK and ToughLine® are your products of choice.
In the manufacturing industry, creating and delivering a new product necessitates considerable strategizing when it comes to shape, size, weight, materials, manufacturing processes, and aesthetics. As the global manufacturing supply chain gets increasingly competitive, planning out every small component of the overall product design is crucial for those that want to stay lean and competitive.